Jimmy O’Rourke - your views online
Legendary former Hibs striker and club's youngest-ever goalscorer dies at 76
As a Hearts fan have to admit he was a great player and a true Hibs icon.
Great friend during the Corrie Inn days. Sadly missed. RIP Jimmy.
Great footballer. Saw him a few times as a teenager.
Very sad loss. Before all-seating stadium, watching him every other Saturday was a big part of my youth. Although a Hearts man, I admired him as a player – except when he scored against us. If only more teams had a player like him nowadays.
Sad to hear this news. Always a gentlemen when he visited the Rainbow Inn.
A great player in a great Hibs team of that era.
I am a Jambo but was sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy.
Spoke with Jimmy on many occasions. A great character with a great sense of humour. RIP Jimmy O’Rourke.
Sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I went to High School with him.
One of my first Hibs heroes. RIP Jimmy.
I can mind Jimmy was at Dalkeith Boys Club doing some coaching, then saw him getting the bus home in the 1970s.
What a player he was.
Just before my time with Hibs. However, I was doing overtime one day as a postie delivered to a building for older people in Portobello. I tapped on the door, Jjimmy answered and I was a bit star struck to say the least. Ended up having a good chat about Hibs- my dad watched him. Just a lovely man who took time to have a bit of chat and banter.
A true gentleman. I met him a few times. RIP, Jimmy.
Such a nice man. I fondly remember him from his days running Jock’s Lodge pub.
I had the privilege to play in the same Holy Cross team with Jimmy when we won the 1958/59 Edinburgh Secondary Schools Cup.
Had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy back in December. A lovely chap, extremely humble. Asked who the best player was that he played with, “Pat” was his answer. He said “He wasn’t the type to shout, he led by his actions on the pitch”. Blessed to have had the chance to meet you, Jimmy.
He always scored against Hearts! True legend and one of the good guys. I had the pleasure to call him a friend. Had a few beverages with him over the years. Big respect, Drylaw Hearts.
So many goals back then from Jimmy. One at Hampden against Celtic in the League Cup final was class between him and Pat. Wonderful memories.
Everyone know his name.
The 58-year-old Amazon founder has said that he is making plans to donate huge sums of his £110 billion fortune.
Really? I will have so much respect for this man if he goes ahead with this.
Tracey Wilson McCallum
I hope he gives it to charities who have minimal costs as overheads.
Dear uncle Jeff. I'm sure just the half mill' will cover it! Thanks, from the nephew you didn't know you had!
Duns, a rural community need help! The nursery is set to close leaving children and families without any provision. The parents and community have rallied to try to provide a service to support working parents.
It shouldn’t be an obligation. If you have more than enough money for you lifetime, then helping others would be a gracious thing to do.
Pay your taxes and double your employees’ wages.
Wish more billionaires were like this.
It would be great if he gave a vast amount to the NHS.
Would be nice if he treated his workforce better. After all, they helped him make his fortune.
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